Sicily & Naples with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli
June 19 - 25, 2023 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
Immerse yourself in southern Italy's food and culture with Chefs Angie Rito & Scott Tacinelli
June 19 - 25, 2023
One exclusive departure—reserve your spot before it sells out!
7 Days, 6 Nights
Best of Sicily, Siracusa, Mt Etna, Taormina, Naples
You’re sailing the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea, as sailors have since time immemorial, breathing in the crisp air as sea and sky melt into a seamless, brilliant blue. Your senses are dazzled, and you have a feeling they’ll stay that way. Yesterday, you scaled the slopes of a volcano to meet one of Sicily’s most renowned winemakers. This afternoon, you’ll stroll medieval alleyways and ancient Roman amphitheaters redolent with flowering orange blossom and bergamot. After that? More gastronomic delights, of course, from exquisite espresso and handcrafted cannoli to the freshest seafood and vegetables. This is the Mezzogiorno at its finest, a rare inroad to the culinary and cultural traditions of southern Italy.
Traveling with us are Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli, the husband-and-wife duo and culinary icons behind Michelin-star gem, Don Angie, in New York City. From hidden pizzerias to the best gelatos, Angie and Scott are ready to show off their Sicily and Naples, places they’ve been traveling to as a couple for more than a decade. Experience what authentic southern Italian cuisine is all about — including the quintessential red sauce inspirations that put Don Angie on the map.
If you want to venture into iconic Italy, but do it like a local, this is the trip for you. Uncover the backstory of southern Italy’s great dishes. Meet vintners, cheesemakers and pizzaiolo chefs, as we go deep in the story behind what makes southern Italy so deliciously unforgettable.
Ancient Greek ruins, medieval villages, a star-lit night under the gaze of Mt Etna
Connect with local winemakers, artists and chefs
World-class wines, delicate pastas and the freshest seafood—and we’ll try it all
In the finest accommodations—artful palatial hotels and noble rural villas, all perfectly located
3 Reasons to Travel with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli
After culinary careers apart in various acclaimed New York City restaurants and countless travels to Italy together, Angie and Scott first started working together at Manhattan restaurant: Quality Italian. Fast forward to their own concept, Don Angie, and it's easy to see they've become masters of Italian cuisine. It’s how they've earned a coveted Michelin star, and why Condé Nast Traveler and the New York Times consider Don Angie one of NYC's best restaurants after only 5 years in operation. Their debut cookbook Italian American is currently a best seller, and they were named semi-finalists for "outstanding chef" at the 2022 James Beard Awards.
These chefs are enthusiastic scholars of southern Italian cuisine. They can just as easily explain the volcanic soil that contributes to the famed San Marzano tomato as they can help you experience and understand the cultural significance of a simple Italian colazione (breakfast)!
Salt of the Earth
There's no pretentiousness here, just warmth and passion and humor. These are two people who love sharing what they do both professionally and personally and celebrating everything that makes southern Italy so deliciously unforgettable.
For Angie and Scott, this trip is a return to their roots in a very profound sense; Scott’s grandparents were born in the area surrounding Naples, and Angie’s family hailed from both Naples and Sicily. On this tour, Angie is eager to return to the Sicilian town of Taormina, where her grandfather learned his trade as a baker.
In Sicily, even post offices are palaces. You’ll feel that fully, entering this magnificent, palatial former post office from 1920 in the perfect spot in historic Siracusa. It’s a joy to stay here. Sprawling rooms are decked with fine Italian designs, lounges have expansive views of the Mediterranean coastline—and Siracusa’s iconic monuments, shops and restaurants are just footsteps away.
Relais San GiulianoViagrande
Set at the foot of Mt Etna, this intimate, 13-room hotel is made from a luxurious mansion dating from the early 1700s that makes any guest feel like a Sicilian noble returning home. The chic rustic feel benefits from wood beam ceilings in its alluring interiors—the perfect place to set up while exploring the area’s best wineries and a hike up an active volcano.
Filled with antiques, modern art and Liberty stained glass, this 19th-century, neoclassical villa is the perfect spot for a base right in the historic center of vibrant Naples. Most rooms come with terraces, others face the courtyard pool, and lovely staff serve wonderful breakfasts in the oasis-like courtyard.
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,000 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
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What does the price include?
Six nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; internal flight from Sicily to Naples; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins in Catania, Italy, at the Il Principe Hotel. The closest airport is Catania’s Fontanarossa Airport (CTA). We recommend arriving one day early to ensure you’re at our starting point on time. On our last day, the closest airport is Naples International Airport (NAP) in Naples, Italy. Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 12pm or later from NAP airport.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in Italy of under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Italian embassy or consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
Do I need travel insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before February 19, 2023 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after February 20, 2023 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after April 20, 2023 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).